Rochester, MN  (KROC AM News) - A downtown Rochester hotel employee was killed  Friday after falling off the building’s roof.

The deadly accident happened around 9:00 AM at the Brentwood Inn and Suites.

The Rochester police report indicates 58-year-0ld Scott Pelnar was changing filters in the air conditioner unit on the roof of the four-story building at the time.

The report says a surveillance video showed Pelnar  “had his hands full” when he tripped and fell off the roof, landing on pavement near the front entrance of the building. A witness called 911 and Pelnar was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pelnar was a 1979 graduate of Rochester John Marshall HS and was a former IBM employee.

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